Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1020

Incident date

July 19, 2016

Location

حي باب النيرب, Bab al Nayrab (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1918713, 37.1722841 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

What has been described as a ‘bombardment’ on Bab al Nairab reportedly killed six civilians, including an unborn child. – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

Qasioun filmed as an explosive barrel was thrown on the neighbourhood, which is also located very close to an airport. A number of other sources attributed the events to explosive barrels.

Some news sources reported the warplanes responsible were Russian. News Ajell tweeted “Another massacre committed by Russian warplanes against children in Bab Al Nairab.”

Work Media Homs, however, reported that the Assad regime used artillery shelling in the neighbourhood. Shahba tweeted that there were “four martyrs including a fetus inside his mothers womb due to Assad artillery shelling in Bab Al Nairab.”

Halab News Network later reported that the Assad regime “used more than 25 shells in Bab al Nairab”.

Syrian Network for Human Rights published a report with the names of the civilians. Although the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported only four were killed, these names confirm the total number was six.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mohammed Khaled Khuraki 2 years old male killed
  • Mohammed Deeb Khuraki 19 years old male killed

Family members (2)

  • Kalthom Ahmad Khudur 17 years old female pregnant killed
  • The fetus of Kalthoum Ahmad Khudur 0 years old killed
  • Abdul-Mun’im Mohammed Dinno 12 years old male killed
  • Ahmad Mohammed Hamsho 23 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (3 children2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Footages of the immediate aftermath of the contested airstrikes on Bab al-Nayrab, Aleppo (via Qasioun News)
  • Footages of the immediate aftermath of the contested airstrikes on Bab al-Nayrab, Aleppo (via Halab News Network)
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    A mother and her fetus were killed in contested airtsrikes targeting Bab Al-Nayrab, Aleppo (via AMC)
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    A mother and her fetus were killed in contested airtsrikes on Bab Al-Nayrab, Aleppo (via News-ajil tweet)
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    A mother and her fetus were killed in contested airtsrikes on Bab Al-Nayrab, Aleppo (via Abu_Mohammad_fa tweet)
  • Footages of the immediate aftermath of the contested airstrikes on Bab al-Nayrab, Aleppo (via Qasioun News)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 16th – 27th 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (3 children2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]